Sonja Aoun

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tysons, VA

Briglia Hundley P.C.
 | 1921 Gallows Road, Suite 750
Tysons, VA 22182
Phone: 703-883-0880
Fax: 703-883-0899
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Of counsel at Briglia Hundley, P.C., Sonja Aoun divides her practice between family law matters and estate planning and administration. From the firm's office in Tysons Corner, she represents clients throughout northern Virginia. Admitted to practice in Virginia since 2001, Ms. Aoun is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.

    Many of Ms. Aoun's family law clients are people whose marriages are coming to an end and who are thus having to deal with such divorce-related legal issues as the division of complex assets and debts, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. A forceful courtroom advocate when litigation is necessary, she also has frequently helped them reach an accord on these matters through the negotiation of a comprehensive settlement agreement. Ms. Aoun's family law experience also includes adoptions and the preparation and review of prenuptial and post-marital agreements, and she assists clients whose marriages have already been dissolved and who are now seeking the enforcement of or modifications to existing support and parenting court orders.

    In her estate planning practice, Ms. Aoun regularly prepares and reviews wills, trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. She not only seeks to help her clients avoid probate, but she also has experience in guiding them through what can be a lengthy and confusing process. As she has served as a guardian for incapacitated adults, Ms. Aoun uses that experience to help clients who are seeking to be appointed as one for a loved one. Her superior track record in all these endeavors has earned her the recognition of her colleagues, including a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo and being named to The National Advocates: Top 100. Ms. Aoun is a 2000 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Family Law
    • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Dissolution, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Trusts, Wills


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    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021

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    About Sonja Aoun

    Admitted: 2001, Virginia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Awarded for client satisfaction., Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, 2015
    • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list since 2015
    • Named to the Virginia Super Lawyers list since 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
    • Founding Member, Fairfax County Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA)
    • Volunteer Law Clerk, Ayuda Clinical Legal
    • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
    • Virginia State Bar, 2001
    • Women Building and Investing in Success (WBIS)
    • National Association of Professional Women
    • District of Columbia Bar, 2002

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • ABA Military Pro Bono Project (former)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Wills and Estate Planning Conference, “Three Documents and Why You Need Them”, 2010 
    • Mentor, Georgetown University Law Center
    • Small Business Owners Meeting Conference, “Top Traps for Small Business Owners”, 2010 
    • Advanced Custody and Support Issues Conference, “Recent Developments on the Rights of Same Sex and Unmarried Couples: Practical Implications, 2016 
    • WBIS Fairfax Success Luncheon Conference, “What Every Small Business Owner Simply Must Know”, 2011 
    • Second Saturday Conference, “Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce in Virginia, 2013 
    • Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish, “Pretrial Motions Practice and Settlement Strategies”, 2014 
    • Family Law from A to Z Conference, “Discovery in Divorce”, 2014 
    • Second Saturday Conference, “Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce”, 2014 
    • NBI Family Law CLE Conference, “Relocation, Social Media Evidence, Same Sex Divorce, And Other Current Issues”, 2015

    Educational Background:

    • Georgetown University Bachelor of Science, 1995
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    Office Location for Sonja Aoun

    1921 Gallows Road
    Suite 750
    Tysons, VA 22182

    Phone: 703-883-0880

    Fax: 703-883-0899

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    Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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